From Fourth International, vol.5 No.6, June 1944, p.167.
Transcribed, marked up & formatted by Ted Crawford & David Walters in 2008 for ETOL.
For the information of our readers we reprint an extract from a letter dated May 22, 1944 recently arrived from Santiago, Chile. Our co-thinkers there write:
“We have been deeply affected by the prosecution and imprisonment of the Eighteen. Their example, their political courage, their fidelity to our ideas have been for us a stimulating source of revolutionary optimism. In protesting their imprisonment we assure you we tell our friends here that the best way of showing our feelings is to redouble our work in Chile something that we are doing without delay. The confidence and Socialist optimism of the Eighteen s one of the greatest proofs of the firmness of our program and of our forces in the United States and in the entire world.
“We acknowledge receipt of the Fourth International and The Militant. The theoretical level of the former and the correctness of its position are greatly appreciated in our ranks. There is no doubt whatever here about the correctness of your position on all major problems: the strategy and program of Europe: the position on the USSR; the position on China and India; your conception of the workers’ state afffirmed again and again – against the opportunist revisionism of the petty bourgeois WPers ...
“We here are very well satisfied. We have the same assurance and confidence which you possess.”
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